The month of March means it's time for the Early Music Festival In 2022, Müpa will be welcoming lovers of Renaissance, Baroque and Viennese Classical music with a selection of special treats for the seventh time. Singers, instrumental soloists, orchestras, conductors: once again we will find the cream of the crop of both the international and Hungarian music worlds among the performers.
Müpa Budapest's artist of the season, the world-famous soprano Emőke Baráth, has compiled a programme of Handel arias for her performance. The interesting aspect of the evening is the fact that her fellow artist and friend Philippe Jaroussky will be joining the concert as the conductor of the Ensemble Artaserse. Rolando Villazón will visit Müpa Budapest as the soloist for Christina Pluhar's ensemble, L’Arpeggiata. The emblem of their craft is Monteverdi, and the visuals on the stage adorned with costumes and lighting effects will culminate in the duel between Tancredi and Clorinda.
Cherubini's opera Les Abencérages is an exceptional delicacy, which we will get to know under the baton of György Vashegyi. Partnering with the Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra in it will be world-renowned singers such as Anaïs Constans and Edgaras Montvidas. For us in Hungary, the Catalan Renaissance is an unknown world. The works of the 16th-century composers Vila, Milà, Brudieu, Flecha and De Pastrana can now be discovered courtesy of the singers and instrumentalists of Barcelona’s Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana.
The audience of Le Mariage forcé will be able to imagine from this production of total art by Le Concert Spirituel, Les Malins Plaisirs and Compagnie d’Eventail and conducted by Hervé Niquet how two immortal artists, Molière and Lully, collaborated with each other. Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato, as before, will present a themed evening this time: in the company of her fellow artists, Il Pomo d'Oro, directed by Maxim Emelyanychev, she recalls the majesty of Nature in her show with the aid of works by Cavalli, Handel, Purcell, Gluck, Wagner, Mahler, Ives and Rachel Portman.